Not many black businesses grow from being small to medium or larger, and there are many reasons why. But MDC Group is in that precious minority. The company has designed office space for the likes of Google and Disney.
And they’re also in another minority. Tiana Watt, Michelle Beckford and Naomi Williams Taylor are all directors there. Do any other medium-sized businesses in Britain have three black women at board level? My educated guess is no – though I’d love to be proven wrong.
All three of them are warm and intelligent; bold but also pensive. Here is what they had to say about their career paths, Black Lives Matter in the business world and what it will take for us to see more black women at the top.